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Derivatives

Derivatives are financial instruments that derive from an underlying asset such as a commodity, bond or currency. SCI’s derivatives coverage focuses on the structuring and trading of derivatives relating to securitisation and structured credit. The instruments covered are primarily: credit default swaps (CDS) and options; correlation trading through index tranches; total return swaps on credit and loan indices and baskets; bespoke tranches; and other new and unusual synthetic structures.

  • Risk transfer round-up - 17 November

    RBS hit the market this week with its first DBRS-rated risk transfer transaction, dubbed Nightingale...

    News    17 November 2017
  • Call for increased standardisation

    Ahead of the EBA's public hearing tomorrow on its significant risk transfer (SRT) discussion paper (...

    Talking Point    16 November 2017
  • Mortgage ILS breaks new ground

    Arch Capital Group recently closed its first public rated mortgage ILS (SCI 18 October). Dubbed Bell...

    News Analysis    14 November 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 13 November

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline There were even more additions to the pipeline last week than there had been in the week b...

    News    13 November 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 6 November

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline It was full steam ahead once more for the pipeline. There were 13 ABS, an ILS, three RMBS,...

    News    6 November 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 3 November

    EMEA The Carlyle Group is set to reorganise its executive leadership, effective from 1 January 201...

    Job Swaps    3 November 2017
  • Risk transfer round-up - 3 November

    Two US public pension funds in Arizona and Pennsylvania are rumoured to have completed a capital rel...

    News    3 November 2017
  • Balance sheet optimisation continues

    Rabobank has transferred part of the risk on a €3bn commercial credit portfolio to pension...

    News Analysis    3 November 2017
  • Using insurance to lay off risk

    Alan Ball and Fiona Walden, senior underwriters leading the structured risk solutions team at Libert...

    The Structured Credit Interview    2 November 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 30 October

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline There were notably fewer pipeline additions last week. The final count consisted of an AB...

    News    30 October 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 23 October

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline Additions to the pipeline last week were once again heavily skewed towards ABS. There were...

    News    23 October 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 20 October

    Australia Baker McKenzie has recruited Duncan McGrath as a partner in its corporate group in Sydne...

    Job Swaps    20 October 2017
  • Risk transfer round-up - 20 October

    Rumours abound of new capital relief trades being prepped. One source suggests that ING is readying...

    News    20 October 2017
  • Swap downgrades 'justified, necessary'

    Fitch downgraded Deutsche Bank's ratings last month, stating that the bank is no longer a suitable c...

    News Analysis    20 October 2017
  • CRT outlook bullish

    Optimism prevailed at SCI's recent Capital Relief Trades Seminar, where panellists were bullish on t...

    Talking Point    16 October 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 16 October

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline Additions to the pipeline last week were heavily skewed towards ABS. There were 20 ABS nam...

    News    16 October 2017
  • Risk transfer round-up - 13 October

    Risk transfer activity continues, with Lloyds reportedly readying a transaction for Q4. Sources also...

    News    13 October 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 13 October

    Acquisition Navient has entered into an agreement to acquire online student lender Earnest for US$...

    Job Swaps    13 October 2017
  • SCI Start the Week - 9 October

    A look at the major activity in structured finance over the past seven days.

    Pipeline It was a quieter week for the pipeline, with activity noticeably down on the week before....

    News    9 October 2017
  • Job swaps round-up - 6 October

    North America Roy Guthrie is to succeed JP McNeill - who is transitioning into a long-te...

    Job Swaps    6 October 2017
  • Risk transfer round-up - 6 October

    Barclays has completed another DBRS-rated capital relief trade, dubbed Colonnade Global 2017-1 Finan...

    News    6 October 2017